The Jayne Mansfield Story is 1980 television film directed by Dick Lowry and starring Loni Anderson as the sex goddess, and Arnold Schwarzenegger as her body builder husband; based on the life of Jayne Mansfield. The film was originally titled Jayne Mansfield: A Symbol of the '50s. The script is based on the book Jayne Mansfield and the American Fifties by Martha Saxton.
It was originally aired on CBS on October 29, 1980.
The film is listed in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie Movie Guide as one of the The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made.
Loni Anderson plays the 1950s sexpot Jayne Mansfield, who starred in films like The Girl Can't Help It and who married bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay (Arnold Schwarzenegger) before a car accident ended her life. A.K.A. Jayne Mansfield: A Symbol of the '50s.
In her first starring role in a TV movie, Loni Anderson plays the '50s platinum-blonde sex symbol whose search for stardom and meteoric (if brief) career ended in an automobile accident when she was 36. One-time (undefeated) Mr. Universe-turned-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger made his TV starring debut as Mansfield's second husband, body-builder Mickey Hargitay. Third husband, movie producer Matt Cimber, went unmentioned as did other Hollywood figures, some of whom were fictionalized for the movie. Originally titled "Jayne Mansfield: A Symbol of the '50s," it was Emmy Award nominated for costume design, makeup and hairstyles.
Airdate: October 29, 1980 on CBS